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Third Tuesday Women's Group

The Third Tuesday Women's group will meet on May 15. Mary Helen Eckstam from Journey Care will be the guest speaker. Her topic is one of interest to us all: "How to Be a Friend to Someone with a Serious Illness." The group will meet in the church lounge at 10:00 a.m. There will be coffee, refreshments and fellowship. The meeting is open to everyone.

Lutheran Day

Tuesday, May 8 Advocates (church members) from across the state will gather to study, pray and take action. Join with people of good will across Illinois, standing together to exercise our vocation to speak out for justice, compassion & equality for all people. Learn more and register at


Day of Pentecost & Music Sunday

On the weekend of Penecost, May 19-20, we will celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Red - the color of Pentecost - is the color of fire, like the flames that appeared over the heads of each disciple on the first Pentecost. Be a part of this festival...wear red! Gloria Dei's musical groups will also be featured at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services for Music Sunday. All musical groups will offer special music that day. We hope you will attend.


Boys & Girls Choir of Memphis

will be singing at Gloria Dei on the weekend of May 26-27, The choir is made up of young people ages 7 - 18; their repertoire includes classical, gospel, contemporary gospel, and African music. They are under the direction of Fleming J. Ivory. The choir is on a goodwill tour to schools ad churches in the Chicago area. As part of the Memphis Youth Performing Arts Company, they are committed to promoting quality arts education while providing community, social, and cultural awareness.

Love > Fear

Help stop Human Trafficking and have a family friendly day. Reclaim 13 is holding their 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, June 2 with a family fun fair afterward. For more details about how to participate or support this event, stop by the table in the gathering area on May 6. We can help you sign up, join our Gloria Dei team or just say "Hi" and pick up a snack.





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